Last week, members of Josiah White’s Family Services team had the opportunity to attend the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Summit in Atlanta, GA. Licensing Manager Amy Averkamp, Regional Manager Ashley Fisher, Regional Manager Alicia Kimble, and Regional Manager Dana Gault all attended and participated in workshops about various topics including church engagement, supporting foster families, and praying for the ministry of foster care.
CAFO seeks to bring together, inspire, and equip Christian organizations and individuals that desire to effectively live out the Bible’s call to care for orphans and vulnerable children. The theme of this year’s summit was PLANTED: NOT BURIED, and speakers included Tony Dungy, Sandra McCracken, Jackie Hill Perry, and Curt Thompson MD.
“The CAFO Summit was more than a summit; it was a fellowship of like minded individuals worshiping together for youth,” said Alicia Kimble. “With the theme of PLANTED: NOT BURIED, the message they wanted to get across is that whether you’re a child facing difficult situations, a parent, or an employee in a field serving youth and families, that no matter how hard it gets, when you feel like you’re being buried, you’re not. There are great things that come out of the darkness, and all life situations, good or bad, are roots that are grounding us for our next steps.”
Josiah White’s is so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend this conference and is eager to put what they learned into practice!